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Whatever Happened To Kurrgan? – WWE Catches Up With The Wrestler-Turned-Actor

The official WWE website has published an article catching up with wrestler-turned-actor Robert Maillet, who appeared as Kurrgan for the company in the late-1990’s.

A few years after leaving WWE, Maillet ventured into the world of acting at the urging of a friend.

“I’d never really thought of it before, even though wrestlers had done it,” said Maillet.

Maillet landed a role in 2007-released flick300 through Jacques Rougeau, who recommended him to producers looking to cast a super-sized individual as a savage, gigantic berserker named “Über-Immortal.” Maillet reveals that his former WWE persona was the inspiration behind the character.

“I thought I could do Kurrgan, so I went nuts. They were all blown away,” said Maillet, as the director asked him to “scream his head off” while being filmed.

The success of 300 led to Maillet being cast in another huge movie, Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. The 7-footer drew media attention during the movie’s filming when he accidentally punched Downey, causing him to be bloodied.

“We didn’t have a lot of time to rehearse the fight,” said Maillet. “The choreography of it changed on set. I really had to aim [the punch] towards his face, I couldn’t fake it.

“He somehow forgot to block it and I hit him on the chin. I knew I hurt him, I felt it.”

While promoting Sherlock Holmes on Late Show with David Letterman, Downey said Maillet was “ten times more upset” about the incident than he was. According to the former WWE Superstar, Downey gave him a champagne bottle with a card saying there were no hard feelings.

“I didn’t want to be known for punching out movie stars,” said Maillet.

Maillet also discussed his past life as a professional wrestler, as well as his role in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. WWE’s article can be accessed here.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMVlNPjpbI The Devourer of Dimensions

    Wait, wait… THAT was Kurrgan? Uber-Immortal? Well I’ll be.

  • Alpha_Omega

    “Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. The 7-footer drew
    media attention during the movie’s filming when he accidentally punched
    Downey, causing him to be bloodied”

    POW, Right in the kisser? (Sorry too much Family Guy).

    • jcice13

      family guy??? that was a classic line used by jackie gleason on the honeymooners, LOL family guy, come on man

      • Alpha_Omega

        It was also on Family Guy, which is where I heard it first. Never seen Honeymooners.

        • Juanita N Jerome Cregg

          to the moon alpha to the moon. ask your parents

          • jcice13

            it’s ALICE, to the moon ALICE

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMVlNPjpbI The Devourer of Dimensions

        We ain’t old.

        • jcice13

          they have this invention called television and on it they show reruns on stations such as nick at night and antenna tv you don’t have to be old

  • Devon

    Wasn’t he in the oddities??? I used to love them

  • Me

    That article was posted on WWE a couple of years ago.

  • Mark Henry’s poop bag

    Monster brawl was the best

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